• Abad offers to resign, but President turns it down

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    President Benigno S. Aquino III said on Friday Budget and Management Secretary Florencio “Butch” Abad has offered to resign over the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) issue, but he turned it down.

    The President made the announcement at the start of the budget presentation in Malacanang attended by almost all of the Cabinet secretaries.

    “Yesterday Secretary Abad gave me a letter tendering his resignation from the Cabinet and I have considered the same and I have decided not to accept his resignation,” Aquino said.

    He said “the notion in the current atmosphere is DAP was bad for our people. Even our most vociferous critics grant that DAP has benefited our people. To accept his resignation is to assign to him a wrong and I cannot accept the notion that doing right by our people is a wrong.”

    “Therefore, I have decided not to accept his resignation and I think the whole Cabinet should be made aware of this,” the President said, drawing applause from those at the meeting.

    JOEL M. SY EGCO

     

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    2 Comments

    1. Ganito na lang. Noynoy, why don’t you resign! Walang paligoy-ligoy, we will gladly accept! Now na, ha!

    2. SALVACION CAHAYAG on

      abad’s offer to resign and of course ngoyngoy’s rejection or not accepting is of
      no surprise. Why? Of course abad cannot be dispense with by this corrupt
      ngoyngoy because abad know’s exactly who is the mastermind and the king
      of the DAP and PORK. Very obvious, having known everything about the DAP
      this bs abad has to be protected by ngoyngoy by all means. He might hold
      a concert and sing to the tune of DAP & PORK. Remember when Obama
      came to town, this liar abad was one of these who serenaded Obama. So,
      this king ngoyngoy is afraid to his bone that abad may sing the DAP lyrics if he let him go. As the saying goes scratch my back and I will scratch your.